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Donene Vukovich wins Eppie’s Ironwoman title

GREAT RACER Donene Vukovich runs in Eppie's Great Race. She later celebrated a come-from-behind victory. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 Ironwoman championship in the 38th Eppie’s Great Race came down to the final 400 meters, something the winner wasn’t aware of. Donene Vukovich’s primary goal wasn’t necessarily first place in the annual triathlon but she still relied on a true and tested strategy that has served her well during a lengthy running career — catch the […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

David Roth takes the helm at Buckeye USD

NEW SUPERINTENDENT at Buckeye, David Roth, sits at his desk, eager to get a handle on the community that he and his family now call home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“We need the entire community thinking about how to support the students and prepare them for the world of an ever-changing pace,” said Dr. David Roth, newly hired superintendent of Buckeye Union School District. “We should be constantly renewing that welcoming voice to the community, encouraging more of their input, particularly with our resources under […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Neighbors resist plans for big box retail in Town Center West

BED BATH AND BEYOND? — Springfield Meadows resident Terry Thomas stands in his driveway and ponders the future of the neighboring, mostly vacant Town Center West site which could become home to large retail stores under a pre-application recently filed by the Mansour Company. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Tony Mansour would like to add large retail to his Town Center West project, the 130 acres west of Latrobe Road and north of White Rock Road. At a meeting last Wednesday residents of the neighboring Stonebriar and Springfield Meadows communities voiced their concerns about “big box blight” — noise, pollution, crime, etc. — near their homes […]

10 Comments / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Drawing the lines: Activists lobby for two ‘more urban’ supervisorial districts

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El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park activists turned out in force at the July 19 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask the supervisors to hold off accepting a tentative redistricting map, and to argue for the creation of a pair of western, “more urban” supervisorial districts. Many left feeling that they’d won […]

No Comment / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Raising a guide dog is like icing on a cupcake

CUPCAKE'S FAMILIES —€” Angela and Jim Huong, standing left to right, along with their children Geoff and Grace Huang helped train Cupcake for her new owner Allison Depner, center seated. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills residents Grace and Angela Huang contributed time and love in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and were proud to see their dog, Cupcake, graduate as a guide in a formal ceremony at the guide dog campus in San Rafael last month. Once Cupcake was a grown puppy and […]

1 Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sauce’d adds new flavor to EDH restaurant scene

SAUCE'D General Manager Curtis Cole readies for the Mixology crowd at the El Dorado Hills pizza and cocktail house. Photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Saloon celebrated its first anniversary with plenty of bull riding and another restaurant to boot. Adjacent to the saloon, Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House opened its doors in June, offering a unique, yet complementary, experience to saloon patrons. General Manager Curtis Cole said the new addition gives folks more options. “People can stay […]

No Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

EDH kids rock out at state fair

ROCK ON —€” Taylor Haines, 17, and AJ Fletcher, 16, perform "Dog Days Are Over" at the California State Fair Sunday. Rock Generation produced the show featuring kids from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Orangevale. Courtesy photo

What happens when you take children from completely different backgrounds, cultures, ages and talents and throw them together as a performance team? What you get is a breathtaking show on the Promenade Stage. Twenty-five performers from the Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills captivated onlookers on Sunday at the California State Fair. The show was […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »